More than half way through 2021 would you believe?!
I keep tabs on things on a weekly basis, for two major reasons, to look forward and plot the days ahead & to review time that has passed to reflect & to see how far things have come.
This also helps me tweak things a little without wild drastic changes day to day in any discipline be that workout set ups or nutrition.
I’ll have goals through the year but I’ll always know how many weeks until my target, restrictions allowing!
Reflecting back on such a winter where there was no set week in which to plot my gym time was the hardest element in restructuring things for me personally in the first 3 months of the year. Knowing that come April, any potential targets for 2021 would have to be set in the Autumn at a competing level, but I did learn to take things day by day by the spring. It was a challenging mindset shift but one I can now benefit from.
As for my training, learning to once again reshape routine, as disruptive as it was at the start of the year has provided so many lessons, from limitations with equipment to the joy of mixing things back up when returning to the gym. Looking back provides the reassurance of how far you’ve come, experience gained and why you do the training in the first place. Yes it’s to gain muscle, but first and foremost reason was movement and the joy of it.
I feel I almost needed to slow a lot of things down during the lockdown, especially the 3rd round of it, trying to prepare for another, just in case. So whilst I struggled with a dissolved routine, creating new ones help build upon new experience to take forward.